sonnycheeba (5849) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours mostly clear brown with thick, frothy off-white head; good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, dates, figs, plums, floral hops, light booze, and light oak. Flavor is sweet malts forward with good supporting dark fruit and berry esters along with light floral hops and woody notes throughout; dry finish with some booze. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, flowers, caramel and cookie malt with earthy and spicy hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.